Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Lise Watier Spring 2016 Variations de Nude: Review and Swatches

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For Spring 2016, Lise Watier has partnered up yet again with beauty influencer Alex Fashion Beauty for the release of a natural and wearable collection. All about everyday nudes, the Variations de Nude Collection offers a beautiful eyeshadow palette, a few easy-to-wear tinted balms, and a selection of brow and cheek products. To see some swatches, click........
Simply Nudes 12-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Simply Nudes 12-Color Eyeshadow Palette ($65 CAD):
Housed in a beautiful plastic case, the Simply Nudes Palette comes with 12 different shades, each weighing at one gram. The palette has a sleek and beautiful lid and inside is a really nice and large mirror. Also included is a duo-ended sponge applicator and blending brush.
If you've been following my blog for a while, you'd know that I absolutely adore Lise Watier shadow formulations and this palette did not fall short of my expectations. Each shade literally feels like cream and even the mattes are super buttery, not at all dry or chalky. In terms of pigmentation, all the shades are very good; however, I was hoping that there would be a couple more darker, more intense shades, as most of these colors are very neutral.
Simply Nudes 12-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Amande: Matte cream ivory
Peau de Peche: Nude cream matte
Argile: Peachy nude matte
Terre: Matte light taupe brown
Caramel: Warm light brown matte
Cendre: Dark taupe brown matte
Simply Nudes 12-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Lumiere: Pearly pink-white shimmer
Satin: Nude shimmer
Cacao: Brick brown matte
Nude: Pale gold shimmer
Tresor: Rich bronze-gold shimmer
Rose Etain: Mauve-y taupe shimmer
Simply Nudes 12-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Double Perfection Lift & Fill Eyebrow Duo in "Brun Universel" ($33 CAD):
This is a duo-ended brow product with one side holding a tinted brown gel and the other an illuminating stick. The brown gel actually has tiny little fibers that add volume to the brow. Unfortunately, the "Brun Universel" shade is the darkest option offered, which is only a medium brown that's way too light for my black hair.
Double Perfection Lift & Fill Eyebrow Duo in "Brun Universel"
Double Perfection Lift & Fill Eyebrow Duo in "Brun Universel"
The included illuminating stick is incredibly sheer, with a super slippery and thin formulation that doesn't adhere very well to the skin. I personally prefer something with a good coverage that really highlights and lifts and a tackier formulation would stay put for a longer wear.
Double Perfection Lift & Fill Eyebrow Duo in "Brun Universel"
Double Perfection Lift & Fill Eyebrow Duo in "Brun Universel"
Gourmand Lip Balm
Baume Gourmand ($20 CAD each):
Packaged in an adorable matte orange and shiny silver bullet, these Gourmand Lip Balms have a ultra-slick and hydrating formulation infused with a hint of color. "Rose" is a very soft sheer pink and "Rouge" is a juicy and pretty natural red. Both shades have some shimmers but they are super subtle and barely noticeable on the lips. Because of the slick texture, these don't last very long; the wear is about two to three hours with no eating or drinking.
Gourmand Lip Balm
Gourmand Lip Balm
Gourmand Lip Balm in "Rose"
Gourmand Lip Balm in "Rouge"
Availability:
Lise Watier is available online and in stores at London Drugs.
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